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Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center


 Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board

 Annual Report Fiscal Year 2014

Full Board & Committee Meetings Schedule

Land Use/Quality of Life Meetings Schedule

Mission of UCAB

The Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board (UCAB) represents approximately 300,000 residents in the area of the county that is north of Shady Grove Road and including the communities of Boyds, Clarksburg, Darnestown, Damascus, Derwood, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Goshen, Laytonsville, Hyattstown, Dickerson, Barnesville, Beallsville, Tobytown, Washington Grove, Montgomery Village, Poolesville and parts of North Potomac. If you are uncertain if you live in the upcounty service area, please call 240-777-8040.

The 20-member board advises the County Executive, County Council on area needs and priorities such as transportation, human services, environment, public safety, other issues of local importance, and the Director of the Upcounty Region. It also reviews and comments on the County capital and operating budgets and master plans; assists with strategies to tailor services to regional needs; and conducts workshops and forums. Some members represent the Board on other County committees.

Members serve three-year terms without compensation, attending monthly meetings on Monday evenings and occasionally on Saturdays at the Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown. Members are also expected to serve on at least one subcommittee which meets approximately one evening every month on its own schedule.

How to Join

Applications for membership on all County committees are solicited through press releases to the news media, advertisements on Montgomery County Cable Channel 6, and mailings to umbrella civic associations and community groups that have requested them. Individuals may be on the mailing list maintained by the offices of the County Executive. Notices of vacancies are posted in the government centers and libraries. Press releases describe the duties of the committee for which membership is being solicited, outline special requirements for membership, request a resume including home address and home and office phone numbers, and include a deadline for application. Applicants respond to requests for membership by submitting a letter and resume to the appointing authority indicating interest in serving on a specific committee.


The 20 members of the UCAB are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council to serve 3-year terms. Membership represents a cross-section of citizens living or working in the Upcounty region, generally defined as that area north and west of Shady Grove Road. Criteria for the Board's membership include diversity of background and employment, relevant experience, expertise and geographic balance. The office of the County Executive announces board vacancies through press releases to regional and neighborhood newspapers. Those interested in becoming UCAB members must submit resumes to the County Executive for consideration. The UCAB meets each month (except August) on a pre-determined Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center

12900 Middlebrook Road
Germantown, Maryland 20874
Contact 240-777-8040 or send E-mail to for information about meetings.

Members of the Upcounty CAB


Mark Firley, Chair
Montgomery Village

Pat Seals,, First Vice Chair
North Potomac

Brian Donohue, Second Vice-Chair


Dennis Barnes

Montgomery Village

Beth Daly


Arthur Edmunds


B. Scott Graham


Mamady Kamara

Darlene Kerr

Kevin Linck
Montgomery Village

Linda Moore

Montgomery Village

Robert Nelson


Daisha New


Tobi Printz-Platnick

David Rosenbaum

James Wallace

Kraig Walsleben


Joel Yesley




Members of the Upcounty CAB

2014 - 2015

Robert Nelson, Chair

Pat Seals, First Vice-Chair
North Potomac

Daisha New, Second Vice Chair

Juan Cardenas

Beth Daly

Brian Donohue

Charian Eapen

Mark Firley
Montgomery Village

B. Scott Graham

Darlene Kerr

Matthew Leakan

Kevin Linck
Montgomery Village

Annie McDonald
Rockville/Shady Grove

Tobi Printz-Platnick

David Rosenbaum

Ketaki Singh

Ruyan Teng
Travilah/ N. Potomac

James Wallace


 Full Board Committee and Meetings Schedule

The Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board and its Committees meet monthly on designated Monday evenings at the Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center (unless otherwise noted). See schedules below for dates and times.

12900 Middlebrook Road
Conference Room A,
Germantown, Maryland 20874.

The Center is located at the intersection of Middlebrook Road and Route 118 adjacent to the Germantown Commons Shops.  All UCAB and committee meetings are open to the public.

Special accomodations may be provided upon 3-5 days notice. Please call:
Phone: 240-777-8040 


2015-2016 Full Board Meetings Schedule


2015-2016 UCAB Full Board Meeting Dates Agenda Meeting Summary
September 21, 2015 View View
October 26, 2015    
November 16, 2015    
December 21, 2015    
January 25, 2016    
February22 , 2016    
March 21, 2016    
April 18, 2016    
May 16, 2016    
June 20, 2016    
July18 , 2016    
August 2016 (No meetings scheduled)    


2014-2015 Full Board Meetings Schedule


2014-2015 UCAB Full Board Meeting Dates Agenda Meeting Summary
September 8, 2014 View View
October 6, 2014 View View
November 10, 2014 View View
December 8, 2014 View View
January 12, 2015 View View
February 9, 2015 View View
March 9, 2015 View View
April 13, 2015 View View
May 11, 2015 View View
June 15, 2015 View View
July 20, 2015    
August 2015 (No meeting)    


2013-2014 Full Board Meeting Schedule

2013-2014 UCAB Full Board Meeting Dates Agenda Meeting Summary
September 23, 2013 View View
October 21, 2013 View View
November 18, 2013 View View
December 16, 2013 View View
January 27, 2014 View View
February 24, 2014 View View
March 17, 2014 - Cancelled View  
April 28, 2014 View View
May 19, 2014 View View
June 30, 2014 View View
July 21, 2014 View  
August 2014 (No meeting)    


July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 UCAB Positions and Testimonies



2014-2015 UCAB Land Use/ Quality of Life Committee Meetings Dates

Meetings are scheduled on Mondays at 7:00 pm at the Upcounty Regional Center
(unless otherwise noted)

2014-2015 UCAB Full Board Meeting Dates

September 15, 2014 - Land Use  View
September 29, 2014 - Quality of Life View
October 20, 2014 - Land Use View
October 27, 2014 - Quality of Life View
November 17, 2014 - Land Use View
November 24, 2014 - Quality of Life View
December 15, 2014 - Land Use  
December 22, 2014 - Quality of Life  
January 26, 2015 - Land Use/ Quality of Life View
February 23, 2015 - Land Use/Quality of Life View
March 16, 2015 - Land Use View
March 23, 2015 - Quality of Life View
April 20, 2015 - Land Use View
April 27, 2015 - Quality of Life  
May 18, 2015 - Land Use/Quality of Life View